I see a variety of patients – from those needing hearing assessment, to patients in rehabilitation, and from babies to elderly patients.
"'Uncle, can you hear me?'
This may seem like a simple question, but it really helps break the ice when I see a patient at a hearing aid consultation. Just by asking this little question, they can open up and even start sharing their personal stories – of how hearing loss has affected their life and family members.
My typical day begins at the Centre for Hearing and Ear Implants in SGH. I see a variety of patients – from those needing hearing assessment, to patients in rehabilitation, and from babies to elderly patients. This requires me to put on different hats – as a clinician, an advisor, a funny clown (for the babies!) or sometimes simply as a listening ear.
After my work day ends, I put on another hat – that is of a new parent's. I enjoy learning 'on-the-job' in taking care of my daughter and spending precious time with her at home."
Adam Tan Ping Meng
Singapore General Hospital
Tags: Audiologist, Allied Health